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Northern Ireland Landscape Photography

Bloody Bridge with the Fuji X-E1 and the 14mm

Location:
Bloody Bridge, Newcastle,  Northern Ireland
Early December 2013

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Equipment:
Fuji X-E1Fuji 14mm f2.8 | GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ball Head | B + W 102 ND Filter | B + W Circular Polarizer

Software:
Adobe Lightroom

Background information:

A few weeks ago I returned to a favourite location of mine called Bloody Bridge, it’s situated at the foot of the Mourne mountains where Bloody river meets the Irish Sea.  The bridge dervies its name from a massacre in 1641, tradition holds that a number of Protestant prisoners were being brought under escort to Newcastle in exchange for Irish prisoners. However a massacre occurred and the bodies of slain Protestantsn were thrown over the bridge into the river, turning it red and so the river became known as the Bloody Bridge River.

Bloody Bridge car park is approximately 3 miles south of Newcastle and is right beside the river, you can either head down to the sea or head up the track towards Slieve Donard. On this occasion I headed towards the sea. This was the first time I’d travelled down there with the Fuji X-E1 and the 14mm lens. It’s nice being able to travel with so little gear.

When you set off in the dark and rely on the weather forecasts to be correct you take a big chance, especially in Northern Ireland. Thankfully there was about 30 minutes of nice light just after sunrise so I wasn’t disappointed, here are a few other photos from that morning:

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Chasing the Aurora at the Giant’s Causeway with the Fuji X-E1

Location:
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Favourite photo from the evening visit to the Giant’s Causeway last Thursday.
(The image is better seen in a larger format so please click on the image)

 

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Equipment:
X-E1 | Fuji XF14mm F2.8R | GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ball Head

Technical Data:
This photograph was taken at ISO 1600, an aperture of f2.8 and a shutter speed of 26s.
Software:

Adobe Lightroom

Background Information:

A night of chasing the Aurora.

Last week promised so much. But delivered so little.

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Glenoe Waterfall, Co Antrim

Glenoe waterfall is situated in the heart of the Glens of Antrim.  It is a hidden treasure found a short walk from the car park.

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There are quite a few steps that meander up and down the sides of this small green valley, enabling the walker to get good views of the waterfall and a further waterfall at the top of the walk.

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Minimalism at Gallows Hill (outside Cloughmills)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting fellow photographer, Gilbert Lennox’s new home. My recent photos have all taken with a minimalist approach around Gallows hill.

I’d seen Gilbert share many photos of Gallows hill, it’s a simple hill with one of the most amazing crooked tree, which appears to be bowing before the heavens. So I was excited to find this hill and realised it was just on Gilberts doorstep. We often take for granted the things that are on on our doorsteps.

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Photography Workshop at Dunluce Castle, County Antrim

Last Friday, Gilbert Lennox, David Torrens, Darren Anderson and myself set out on a workshop with photojournalist Kieran Dodds to capture Dunluce Castle…

It was a glorious day of sunshine, with the help of some clouds later in the day to help diffuse the harsh light.

Here are a few shots from the day:

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